Chiang Khan District
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Kaeng Khut Khu, beach along the Mekong River
|• Total||867.0 km2 (334.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||68.1/km2 (176/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
Chiang Khan was founded in the late-19th century when Lao villagers crossed the Mekong after the French colonised Laos. More migrants later arrived from Vietnam and China. Chiang Khan became a trading hub largely due to its location on the river. People on both sides of the rivers exchanged goods, culture, and language. Trading stopped in 1975 when the communist Pathet Lao seized power from the Lao government and cut economic ties to Thailand. Chiang Khan languished until rediscovered in the early-21st century.
The district is divided into eight sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 78 villages (mubans). There are two townships (thesaban tambons), Chiang Khan and Khao Kaeo, each covering parts of tambons of the same names. There are a further seven tambon administrative organizations (TAO).
|8.||Hat Sai Khao||หาดทรายขาว||5||2,403|
Fishing the Mekong River was formerly Chiang Khan's biggest earner. Some 650,000 persons, Thai and foreign, visit the village every year.
Chiang Khan was used as the main setting for the 2014 romantic comedy Chiang Khan Love Story (Tookae Ruk Pang Mak), directed by Yuthlert Sippapak. It was the seventh highest-grossing film in Thailand in 2014.
- Wangkiat, Paritta (24 July 2016). "Caught up in a tourist trap". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
- "20 อันดับหนังไทยทำเงินประจำปี 2557".
- "นักแสดงในคืนหนาว แสงดาวยังอุ่น เผยถึงปมปริศนาในละคร และการไปถ่ายทำที่เชียงคาน : สนามข่าวบันเทิง" [actors and actresses of Nai Keun Nao Sang Dao Yung Oun revealing mystery knot of drama and filming at Chiang Khan]. Channel 7 HD (in Thai). 12 December 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2019.